What is eyelid surgery?
Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is a procedure designed to give the face a more youthful and alert appearance by taking away excess skin and fatty deposits from the eyelids. It can also help improve vision in patients who have difficulty seeing due to sagging eyelids (ptosis).
Eyelid surgery is typically done in conjunction with other cosmetic facial procedures, such as a brow lift, to ensure that the face has balance.
How is eyelid surgery performed?
During the procedure, Dr. Barry S. Citron makes an incision in the upper eyelid crease in order to remove the excess skin. Depending on the patient’s situation, muscle and excess fat may be removed as well.
If puffy bags under the eyes need to be reduced, surgery for the lower eyelids may also be performed.
What is recovery like following eyelid surgery?
Patients can expect swelling, discomfort and tightness around the eyes for a period of time following the procedure. Usually this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and an ointment provided to keep the area lubricated. Eye drops may also be necessary for a short time to keep the eyes from drying out.
For more information about eyelid surgery or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Citron, contact us today.